An eight-year-old girl has been killed after being hit by a truck while cycling through Inglewood in Taranaki.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Miro St and Rata St on State Highway 3 at around 3:30pm on Wednesday.
The road remains closed and diversions are in place. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
Police are providing support to the young girl's family.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is being urged to call Inglewood police on (06) 756 0901.